Want to know strategy to collect puer for drink

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Re: Want to know strategy to collect puer for drink

by sumpao » Aug 5th 19 3:38 pm

apache wrote:
sumpao wrote:
apache wrote:
sumpao wrote: Updated I now buy a tong of 2017 7542 price is quite good 33 USD/cake

I plan to buy a tong of 2019 7542 also
What is your storage condition? e.g. average temperature and RH?

I store mine around 20 C with RH around 70% and the ageing process is less than half the rate of it would be in Hong Kong or southern China. If RH is less than 50% the ageing process might grind to a halt.
I live in Bangkok. Temp here is around 30-34 C all year round sometime in winter it will go down to 25 C.

Humidity in Bangkok is 50%-70% (raining season)

Yesterday I prepared my storage room which I think ok to store puer.
I cleaned the room due to it very dusty. and have some smell of not fresh air.

I will go back to my room today to check is the smell is gone after I cleaned it.

My first Tong should arrive this Friday so I will take a picture for you to see.



My question is firstly I plan to store Puer in my bed room but I not sure about the air condition
If I use air condition temp would be around 24-26 C in the night and 30-33 C in day time which I not sure it good for puer?
The climate in Bangkok should be ideal to store puerh. Make sure there is no odd smell including air-freshener, moth-ball etc. in the place you store them. I don't think it would be matter than much with or without air conditioning but one thing you need to be careful is make sure there is no condensation or the tea would become damp and mould would be a problem. When you see mould, it is often too late! Also insects could be a problem too in the tropic.

I would suggest to use cardboard boxes and fill them with tongs and cakes. You don't need the box to be sealed and it would act like a buffer and regulates the changes of temperature and HR and creates a micro-climate inside the box. One very important thing is never mixing raw with ripe but keep them separate in different boxes apart. Ideally, only raws with similar age are keep together in the same box e.g. 1 to 3 years old in one box and 4 to 6 years old in another etc. Check them and inspect them and airing them at least twice a year or every 3 to 4 months.
here is my first Tong of 2017 7542

This is storage first edition.

I plan to dedicate one room for storage but it is in the process of cleaning the room.

Room temp is 28- 32

Humidity is 55-65%

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Re: Want to know strategy to collect puer for drink

by sumpao » Aug 5th 19 3:40 pm

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Re: Want to know strategy to collect puer for drink

by apache » Aug 7th 19 10:30 pm

sumpao wrote: Image
If you keep all the cakes as a single tong, you don't need to put them inside a box. If you have lose cakes, put them inside a box. The temperature and RH should be fine.

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Re: Want to know strategy to collect puer for drink

by sumpao » Aug 8th 19 2:34 am

I put the tong in the bookshelf.
Temp 29-32C , Humid 55- 65%
Actually I have a storage room but it have some humid smell
I try to get rid of it before I move there.
Thanks for advise
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Re: Want to know strategy to collect puer for drink

by sumpao » Aug 8th 19 2:55 am

Teobazbo wrote: Hello Sumpao I will be in Bkk the 7august for few days. Where you get your 7542? Is a trustable source?
There is a Dayi Thailand which I believe come directly from China to establish here in Thailand.
Link to there store is below.
https://www.taetea.co.th/

There is many Puer dayi distributor here too
The store below is very famous in Thailand for Puer they buy from above store.
I try to call this store and buy 7542 year 2017 ,2018,2019 from them but they said they don't have the stock.

http://www.storetaetea.com/th



another great choice is below store. They sell there own brand puer.
Many Thai people have a praise in this store Puer.
I not taste it yet. It kind of expensive to me ( If you believed in artisan tea)

https://www.facebook.com/Teadezhang/



ฺBelow is a trust worthy tea seller 3 generation store.
He not sell Puer tea but if you want good quality tea contact him.
I think most of his tea is 武夷岩茶 Rock Tea from WU YI.
but you can ask him too where to buy tea in China town.
there is puer store in China town but I don't experience it my self

https://www.facebook.com/pages/%E0%B8%A ... ?ref=br_rs


The last if you have money to spare. Below is the most premium tea shop in Thailand I can think of.
I try there tea once when I a kid haha. Tea here is extreme expensive but in a good quality also.


https://www.facebook.com/Ong-Tea-By-Bee ... 113400548/

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Re: Want to know strategy to collect puer for drink

by apache » Aug 9th 19 10:08 pm

sumpao wrote: I put the tong in the bookshelf.
Temp 29-32C , Humid 55- 65%
Actually I have a storage room but it have some humid smell
I try to get rid of it before I move there.
Thanks for advise
Hope you don't find me being picky.
Is the bookshelf fairly new and made of particle board (chipboard, composite materials etc)?
It "might" releases glue / resins fume. You better ask someone more knowledgeable about this but it might be still o.k. if the ventilation is good.

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Re: Want to know strategy to collect puer for drink

by sumpao » Aug 14th 19 7:25 am

apache wrote:
sumpao wrote: I put the tong in the bookshelf.
Temp 29-32C , Humid 55- 65%
Actually I have a storage room but it have some humid smell
I try to get rid of it before I move there.
Thanks for advise
Hope you don't find me being picky.
Is the bookshelf fairly new and made of particle board (chipboard, composite materials etc)?
It "might" releases glue / resins fume. You better ask someone more knowledgeable about this but it might be still o.k. if the ventilation is good.
book shelf is not new it already in 10 year already.
It 100% particle board most book shelf now is particle.

I can invest in storage shelf if you have a suggestion
I mostly shop my furniture from ikea
So did you have any suggestion

I actually like Kallax but

https://www.ikea.com/th/th/p/kallax-she ... lsrc=aw.ds

Omar shelf is also great

https://www.ikea.com/th/th/p/omar-1-she ... lsrc=aw.ds

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Re: Want to know strategy to collect puer for drink

by apache » Aug 18th 19 9:10 pm

sumpao wrote:
apache wrote:
sumpao wrote: I put the tong in the bookshelf.
Temp 29-32C , Humid 55- 65%
Actually I have a storage room but it have some humid smell
I try to get rid of it before I move there.
Thanks for advise
Hope you don't find me being picky.
Is the bookshelf fairly new and made of particle board (chipboard, composite materials etc)?
It "might" releases glue / resins fume. You better ask someone more knowledgeable about this but it might be still o.k. if the ventilation is good.
book shelf is not new it already in 10 year already.
It 100% particle board most book shelf now is particle.

I can invest in storage shelf if you have a suggestion
I mostly shop my furniture from ikea
So did you have any suggestion

I actually like Kallax but

https://www.ikea.com/th/th/p/kallax-she ... lsrc=aw.ds

Omar shelf is also great

https://www.ikea.com/th/th/p/omar-1-she ... lsrc=aw.ds
It's already 10 years old and is open shelf. This probably is fine.

I think the worst is storing tea in a close compartment of a new particle board shelf or cupboard.

I think the Omar shelf looks very good and it is purposely built for food storage or in the kitchen.

I stored mine on an open pinewood book shelf.